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WANTED:   INGO BIKE INFO ? PARTS ? posted by: JOEL on 1/3/2001 at 7:52:35 AM
So... last week I started cleang the rusty, crusty old house paint off my INGO BIKE to try to find the remains of the stripes to measure for repainting. But when I started cleaning I found some pretty decent original paint that I would like to preserve.

Problem is that the front fender I have came from another bike. If anyone has an ORIGINAL PAINT RED FENDER, ANY CONDITION (ie: worn, faded, aligatored, patchy rust, dings, scrapes, bite marks, whatever...) I would like to buy it or trade mine (which is a nice one to paint).

Also, anyone have a picture of the name badge or rubber mat for the early wood based model to share?

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          RE:WANTED:   INGO BIKE INFO ? PARTS ? posted by JOEL on 1/8/2001 at 1:40:47 PM
Found the pictures that I need. Still need a FENDER !!!

          RE:RE:WANTED:   INGO BIKE INFO ? PARTS ? posted by ChristopherRobin@starmail.com on 1/26/2001 at 7:28:31 AM
Well, that Raleigh made winkie tricycle front fender may fit. E-mail me your postal address.

          RE:RE:RE:WANTED:   INGO BIKE INFO ? PARTS ? posted by JOEL on 1/26/2001 at 8:07:57 AM
Thanks but I have a correct fender. Looking for one with original paint. Hopefully there's one out there somewhere...




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AGE / VALUE:   Jim Huntingtons Swap Show Date posted by: Peter Naiman on 12/31/2000 at 10:26:31 PM
Jim Huntington is holding his show and swap in Monson, Mass on Rt. 32 at
Memorial Hall on Main St. Set up time 7-8:00am Date: Sunday February 11th,
2001
call Jim Huntington Days: 413-283-4113
Nights: 413-267-5230 Call up until 10:00PM
If not in leave a message and Jim will call back/ Swap spaces $20.00 call
early as this show will fill up fast. A Judged bike show will also be held
with awards given.







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AGE / VALUE:   Jim Huntingtons Bike Show/ Monson, Mass posted by: Peter Naiman on 12/30/2000 at 5:02:41 PM
Jim Huntington is holding his show and swap in Monson, Mass on Rt. 32 at Memorial Hall on Main St. Set up time 7-8:00am
call Jim Huntington Days: 413-283-4113
Nights: 413-267-5230
If not in leave a message and Jim will call back/ Swap spaces $20.00 call early as this show will fill up fast. A Judged bike show will also be held with awards given.

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FOR SALE:   Eagle Reproduction posted by: Hollie on 12/28/2000 at 4:20:13 PM
I have a reproduction of an old bike. I found a picture in a book that shows a "1950's Eagle Reproduction" which looks just like the bike I have. The bike has a large wheel in back and a little wheel in the front. The color is black. It has a lamp and brake on the handlebars and a leather pouch behind the seat. Is this worth anything? Is there a market for this type of bike? I would like to sell it. Thank you for your time.

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          RE:FOR SALE:   Eagle Reproduction posted by dave on 12/30/2000 at 4:52:09 PM
There certainly is a market, but reproductions will go for much less than originals. You could post it either here to start, or e-bay. Measure the large wheel (i.e 48" or 50" etc) and put that in with the general info you already have. Also, are the tires/wheels/spokes in good shape and ready to ride? If everything is in good shape, my guess is you should get $500-$800 (??) I don't even know how you would ship it, I drove to the next state to pick up my high-wheeler. I heard it costs about $250+ to ship a high-wheel. Good luck! Anyone else with info to help Hollie?




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AGE / VALUE:   hi-wheel transport posted by: Greg on 12/27/2000 at 12:44:23 PM
I would like to be able to transport my Hi-Wheeler by
car to surrounding areas. I have a Saturn, so a trailer
hitch won't fit (that I know of). I've seen someone put
an innertube on top of their roof and put the bike on top.
Any other creative ideas?

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          RE:AGE / VALUE:   hi-wheel transport posted by dave on 12/30/2000 at 5:17:39 PM
The book "Collecting and Restoring Antique Bicycles
by G. Donald Adams" has some ideas. Also, I have seen a wheelman simply use a bike rack with lots of padding/blankets etc instead of the inner-tube. Lay the high-wheel sideways (as you would with the truck innertube)and be sure the downward pedal clears the car roof. Any rack should work, (ski, luggage etc) as long as the bike is laying on lots of padding, is tied down securely, and high enough for the pedal to clear the roof. I plan on trying to see how my high-wheel fits in the back of my Jeep with the top down as soon as May gets here.




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AGE / VALUE:   1897 Clipper Tandem (Grand Rapids, Mich) for Sale posted by: Kevin C. on 12/22/2000 at 2:21:35 PM
See May 3 posting below for full description.

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AGE / VALUE:   my new hi wheeler posted by: calorchard on 12/19/2000 at 7:02:38 PM
http://albums.photopoint.com/j/View?u=251525&a=8072967&p=35809034 go to this link & see if you can tell me the make & yr of this 52 inch penny farthing , thanks !!

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          RE:AGE / VALUE:   my new hi wheeler posted by Teun on 1/25/2001 at 1:40:48 AM
Hi calorchard,

It is a Columbia Expert of somewhere between 1884 and 1888. Good, solid bike. If you will be restoring it look carefully for any cracks round neck+head, as these are the weak point par excellance of this bicycle.
Look for any numbers etc. by sanding away rust carefully around the neck.




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AGE / VALUE:   Handlebar stem posted by: Greg on 12/10/2000 at 3:18:47 PM
Any suggestions on how to secure the handlebar stem on a
High-Wheel besides simply tightening the bolt? I have done
that, but I'm afraid it's going to work loose due to the lateral
stress you put on it climbing hills and mounting. Would be nice
if they were designed with slots or something that would hold
it secure. Thanks, Gp

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MISC:   Museum of Natural History posted by: Culture on 12/6/2000 at 9:47:03 AM
Check out the info on this exhibit:

http://www.thebicycletakesoff.org

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AGE / VALUE:   Well, I couldn't leave it there!! posted by: ChristopherRobin@starmail.com on 12/5/2000 at 9:36:10 AM
This is totally useless to me but I had to have it. Don't ask me why. I think it was the cool U.S.Rubber logo that got me and besides the guy threw it in for me.
For sale: $10.00 plus shipping One United States Rubber Company Giant Chain Tread 24 inch singletube tire in excellent shape. only one. It's old.

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          RE:AGE / VALUE:   Well, I couldn't leave it there!! posted by ChristopherRobin on 12/9/2000 at 9:25:38 AM
This nice lady wants it. Yea! Sold




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FOR SALE:   Boneshaker High wheel posted by: Tom on 12/3/2000 at 6:51:33 AM
Older "Boneshaker" with wishbone style rear fork, nice shape. Priced to sell fast! Email me for photos.

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          RE:FOR SALE:   Boneshaker High wheel posted by Ray on 12/6/2000 at 1:44:30 PM
I may be interested if it is a true boneshaker.There is a lot of re-pop stuff going around with that name. A true boneshaker is a type of bike not the name of it. If you have a metal bike with a hi wheel and a boneshaker name tag on the front then it is a re-pop.

          RE:FOR SALE:   Boneshaker High wheel posted by Ron Pauli on 12/20/2000 at 2:44:16 PM
I am looking for a high wheeler just for decoration in our craft room does anyone know where I can find one, doesn't have to be operational.

          RE:FOR SALE:   Boneshaker High wheel posted by nik t. on 1/31/2001 at 4:19:13 AM
i am interested, please send me the pictures for considerations and making the decisions.
thanks.

          RE:RE:FOR SALE:   Boneshaker High wheel posted by Leesa on 2/9/2001 at 8:44:07 PM
Hi...I might have one of those re-pop bikes you mentioned here.....found it in a junk yard...it says "Boneshaker, Cleveland Ohio + a serial no. It a big wheel...too big for me, Im only 5'2"....whats the scoop? Is it a 70s knock-off? It seems to have a heavy cast-iron body...fairly new seat, little rust, hard rubber tires...no brakes YIKES! Its fun to look at tho....

          RE:RE:RE:FOR SALE:   Boneshaker High wheel posted by Marty on 6/22/2001 at 11:33:49 PM
Sold: I purchased this 1988 RBR Boneshaker today, wheels were in excellent shape, frame need re-paint, so I dropped off the frame with Greg Barron at RBR, it's going out for a new power coat face lift. This will be boneshaker number 2, I supose if I collect any more, I will have to give them names...

Thanks, Leesa.

Marty




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AGE / VALUE:   Copper Highwheeler posted by: david on 12/1/2000 at 11:43:54 AM
I was wondering if anyone new anything about highweeler being all copper from the late eighteen hundreds and if so what it is and the value.It may not be all original but the frame is all copper and there is no headbadge, it is a 48" I think. Thank you

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          RE:AGE / VALUE:   Copper Highwheeler posted by Ray on 12/6/2000 at 1:46:57 PM
It is unlikely that the bike you saw was all copper. Copper is too soft to be used in bicycle construction. A copper alloy or brass is harder but not common. It is most likely a copper plating or color. Take a magnet to the frame and see if it sticks. As for the name and value, a photo will help determine this. Your description is not enough information.

          RE:AGE / VALUE:   Copper Highwheeler posted by Brian on 12/8/2000 at 9:57:26 PM
Rideable Bicycle Replicas is currently making a copper plated high wheel replica.




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AGE / VALUE:   Pierce Bicycle posted by: david on 12/1/2000 at 9:17:58 AM
I have the opportunity to purchase a Pierce bicycle from the early 1900's. I do know the history of the Pierce bicycles and was wondering if anyone could give my an estimate of what the value may be. It is black with excellent paint, may need rechroming. Not shaft driven but skiptoothed. Has leafspring front fork and softail rear end. Its beuatiful headbadge says "Tried and True" the Pierce slogan, definitely in museum condition and all original, even has the lamp. Thank you

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          RE:AGE / VALUE:   Pierce Bicycle posted by Ray on 12/6/2000 at 1:39:28 PM
I have a Pirce also but not the leaf spring front end, mine is a piston springer in the stem. Anyway I have seen the type you are talking about go at auction for around $800 - $1000. If it were a shaft drive that really boosts the price. Also the headtube badge determines value. Angola NY is of a lesser value. Buffalo NY is the more desireable. Hope this helps




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AGE / VALUE:   McIntosh - Huntington posted by: matt on 11/26/2000 at 8:19:38 PM
I have a lady's bicycle that was given to me by the original owner's son. It was purchased around 1895 and has McIntosh Huntington, Cleveland Ohio and "Stella" on the headbadge The bike is totally complete except for tires, It has the original cork handlegrips, leather saddle, wood chainguard with cords, wooden rear fender with cords, fixed cog and no brake, the only accessory is a bell. The wooden rims are stamped "Plymouth Indiana 1893" The bike is currently on loan to a local museum and is in great shape, from the nickle plating on the handlebars to the black paint. I did put some old sew up tires from a modern 10 speed on it to keep it off the floor and I even rode it in a local parade about 23 years ago. But the route was hilly and I was afraid I was going to hit the 1930 Cadillac in front of me since I had no brakes. I was wondering if any one had heard of this manufacturer and what value it may have (for Insurance) I currently feel it has a value of $750

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          RE:AGE / VALUE:   McIntosh - Huntington posted by Carl on 11/29/2000 at 5:02:00 AM
I'm not familiar with the name, but at the turn of the century there were hundreds of 'mom and pop' bicycle companies in the US.

As for value, $750 sounds like it is on the very low side, considering it's condition (good enough for a museum) and the fact that you know some of it's history.

I would insure it for 3 times that amount, and I'd try to get in touch with the original owner's son and try to get more info on it.




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AGE / VALUE:   Bicycle swap meet December 3, 2000. Swansea, Massachusetts posted by: Joe on 11/14/2000 at 8:29:41 AM
Bicycle swap meet December 3, 2000. Swansea, Massachusetts, free to vendors and the public. Interested in attending please email me.

Thanks Joe.

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